Speidell said they have since upgraded their security system, and they are not alone.
At The Green Depot, owner Matt Budear is stepping up security after a burglar drove a car through the garage door and made off with a few grams of marijuana.
“Thieves hear that large amounts of cash are on hand, but unless you want to get into a safe or vault, it’s not available,” said Budear.
Dispensaries are required by law to lock up their cash and their marijuana, and security is also highly regulated.
“We are required to have cameras,” said Speidell. “Hopefully thieves will realize we’re not easy targets and look somewhere else. Nine out of 10 times, they fail at dispensaries.”